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3 Pearls Of Blogging Wisdom From "My Blogging Secrets" By Amber McNaught

Thursday, May 30, 2019


 My dear friends,

You know those moments when the universe sees fit to bring delightful souls into your world, yeah, that would be Amber McNaught. I'm not quite sure how I came to find her, but if memory serves me, I think I was scrolling through the Instagram discovery page {before deleting social media a few years ago}, looking for bloggers, and I'm naturally drawn to a true-blue authentic redhead, such as myself. {That sounds like I'm Mc Judgy pants, but you can read this post if you are curious as to why I am bias}.

Anywho, I was immediately drawn to her, especially with her sarcastic humour. Hey, birds of a feather, flock together. {heh}

So, in the celebratory fashion of my discovery; a natural redhead who's also a successful blogger, I thought to do the dollface a solid, and give a review of her self-published book, My Blogging Secrets, {great title, by-the-way}.

After reading Amber's book twice; I found many pearls that were poignant. Three secrets stood out that I found exceptional.
1. Amber used the Law of Attraction, although, she may have not known that's what she was doing

I'm not sure Amber is a gal that practices the law of attraction, however; she writes in her book that she never really spent time reaching out to brands for collaborations. She let them come to her- her job was to make her blog phenomenal, in turn, they would seek her out. I just love this so so much! The law of attraction at work, here. When we commit acts {such as reaching out to brands} out of need and lack, it translates into desperate. Most brands will ignore bloggers when they are vibrating on that energetic scale. I will also say that if brands work with bloggers and they get taken advantage of, or have to chase their money after a campaign, it might be time for them to look within. Because, if that's the case, they have misguided money beliefs. People {brands included} aren't attracted to confident women bloggers, that take no crap, just by coincidence. Obviously, if a blogger is struggling to get her earnings, she is vibrating at an energy that is vibrationally screaming, " Brands never pay me, I'm always getting screwed!" If this is the case, it's because she is sending that belief out into the universe. We always get what we send out. It's a universal law.

2. Transparency

Amber is a no-nonsense woman, and if you've read her blog for any length of time, you already know this. She also writes with a brass bit of sarcasm, which is very charming, to me.

She writes candidly about how long it took her to begin seeing a difference in her blogging success because she didn't get serious until that day in April of 2013.

Transparency is something many bloggers that have written blogging books aren't always forthright in. The books I've bought mostly read like this; "buy my blogging book, follow all the advice, and, you'll be the next, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of Skinny Confidential."

Too many women are mimicking successful bloggers and in the world of blogging; it's becoming like the world of the Kardashians. Everyone is starting to look the same. I say, " ladies, let's diversify." I, for one, intend to remain in a league of my own. Think about it. How many other real-life Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaids do you know, that is an author, has a lifestyle/spiritual blog, a homesteader and loves all things Victorian? Not one! My hope is for women to be unique, unearth that special something, that ONLY they possess, and cram it into every aspect of their blog, life and brand.


3. I learned about technical things, like SEO, tags, used them and saw immediate results

This topic has always been something I've shied away from, until now. Amber speaks about things like code, for example, with the ability to make it easy. I think our natural instinct is to avoid things we don't understand. In my case, avoid and disinterest comes to mind. I'm creative and technical things, to me, are as annoying as the song, Angel, by Sarah McLachlan that appears on the ASPCA dog commercial. Someone, dear Lord, please destroy that commercial, for all that is holy!

Anywho, yeah- I don't like technical things, but Amber "made it nice" {screaming the words of Dorinda, from The Real Housewives of New York.} In fact, I put Amber's secrets into action, and my stats went up by 2000 page views a day. I attribute Amber to my stats being somewhere around 9,500 a month now. So, yes, her book is a blogging book chocked full of wisdom and secrets.

You know, like diving for pearls and you actually find one, inside of the oyster.

You can find her book here if you're interested, and also spend a minute writing her a review. Self-published authors really appreciate reviews, as they help build traffic and rankings on Amazon.

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx

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